SignPuddle 2.0 alpha release 1 is available

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Mar 22 17:41:23 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
March 22, 2006

Wow! Congratulations, Steve!

SignPuddle 2.0 will be very welcome, and thank you for giving us a  
chance to test it!

I will try to add some signs right now...I hope others will test it  
too, and give Steve feedback...

Val ;-)


On Mar 22, 2006, at 9:21 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:

> The SignPuddle 2.0 alpha release 1 is now officially available.
> You can try it online on 
> community.
> You can find detailed information on
> There are many improvements in the new release...
> The interface has been redesigned so that sign options are  
> available on all pages.  There is no longer a special dictionary  
> editors page.  The editing process has been simplified.  If you  
> want to edit a sign, you edit the sign directly.  No more messing  
> around with adding a new sign, deleting the old sign and renaming.   
> And no more underscores.
> Security is greatly improved including 5 dictionary types and 7  
> types of users.  The best improvement is the ability of individual  
> users to be able to edit their own signs without being an editor.
> Unicode is fully supported along with custom attributes.  There are  
> 2 default attributes: labels and the approved check.  Multiple  
> labels replace the single gloss field.  The approved check is only  
> available for editors.  This is a flag to separate the quality  
> signs from the random noise.  There are currently 6 types of custom  
> fields: including String, MultiString, Text, Select, MultiSelect,  
> and Check.
> Best of all is the introduction of the SignSpelling Sequence  
> column.  With SignPuddle 2.0 is it possible to sort directly in  
> sign language.  Creating a simple sequence is as easy as clicking  
> on a list of a sign's symbols.  Creating a complex sequence is even  
> possible, but slightly more involved.
> Feel free to contact me directly or discuss on the SignWriting list.
> Regards,
> -Steve Slevinski
> slevin at
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